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Hello all,
Was wondering if you guys can settle a debate on an internal medicine program in New York. Based on your interview trail and first hand experiences as a resident, is this a cush, average, or tough internal medicine schedule?

PGY1
5 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call) Call is from 7am to 1pm the next day.
2 months of Critical Care rotations (Q4 call)

PGY2
4 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call)
2 months of Critical Care (Q4 call)

PGY3
3 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call)
1 month of Critical Care (Q4 call)

The other 15 months are call free and weekend free.

Thank you very much.
 
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I vote average. I've seen worse.

Bottom line as an intern = show up to work. I don't think any intern year is truly cush, so the debate is over.

It also depends on how whiny/entitled the residents are (varies by institution), how good the ancillary services are, and how much decision making you actually do.
 

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Agree with above. Average.

I have seen much worse and I have seen better. I would say that it falls on the cushier side of average, given the no call and no weekends of the non-ward/non-unit months.
 

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Normal for rotations, but an easier Q-call (Q4 and Q3 being the norm at upper-tier academic Internal Medicine programs). Also, so much depends on where: East Baltimore, Santa Barbara, or somewhere between?
 

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Hello all,
Was wondering if you guys can settle a debate on an internal medicine program in New York. Based on your interview trail and first hand experiences as a resident, is this a cush, average, or tough internal medicine schedule?

PGY1
5 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call) Call is from 7am to 1pm the next day.
2 months of Critical Care rotations (Q4 call)

PGY2
4 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call)
2 months of Critical Care (Q4 call)

PGY3
3 months of General Floor Wards (Q5 call)
1 month of Critical Care (Q4 call)

The other 15 months are call free and weekend free.

Thank you very much.
Looks like Mt. Sinai.
 

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residency anywhere in new york city is going to kick your ass.
 
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